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Dr. Tourian appointed as Post Graduate Program Director

Department of Psychiatry Message from the Chair’s Office   Date:                     June 1, 2015Subject:               Post Graduate Program Director   Dear Colleagues,

Published on : 05 Jun 2015

Associate Chair of Education

Dear Colleagues, Please join me in expressing our appreciation to Dr. Dara Charney for her hard work and outstanding service as Associate Chair of Education and Chair of the Departmental Promotions Committee. Her term ended on April 30, 2015. As Associate Chair, Dr. Charney was responsible for the department’s educational mission and supervision of Undergraduate, Graduate and Post-Graduate Medical Education/Residency Programs. Her organization, insight, and commitment have played a large role in our department’s thriving educational mission.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 06 May 2015

Obituary- Dr. Frank R. Ervin (1926-2015)

Dear Colleagues, It is with much sadness that I communicate the passing of our esteemed colleague Frank Ervin last Friday in St Kitts. Frank was a pioneer clinician scientist, a visionary researcher, and an engaged social activist. Frank influenced the life and career of many of us. He was an excellent mentor and a source of inspiration.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 29 Apr 2015

MINDSTRONG fitness event- Dr. Karl Looper's interview on Global Morning News

Please follow the link below to see Dr. Karl Looper speak about MINDSTRONG, a fitness fundraising event to expand youth (ages 15-25) mental health programs at the Jewish General Hospital on Global Morning News. http://globalnews.ca/video/1953953/jewish-general-hospital-expanding-mental-health-services-for-youth Please follow the link below for more information about MINDSTRONG.

Published on : 23 Apr 2015

In the News: "Fumer de la dynamite" - Dr. Gobbi on Radio Canada

To hear the interview, visit the link below: http://ici.radio-canada.ca/emissions/les_annees_lumiere/2014-2015/archives.asp?date=2015/02/22&indTime=145&idmedia=7248015

Published on : 23 Feb 2015

ACCESS Canada-TRAM: The Douglas Institute at the heart of the future in youth care

Dr. Ashok Malla and his team leads ACCESS Canada project TRAM- Transformational Research in Adolescent Mental Health. To read more about this five year and 25$ M initiative jointly funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Graham Boeckh Foundation (GBF), click the following link.

Published on : 20 Feb 2015

In the News: How a man's hand can reveal how he may treat women- Co-authored by Dr. Simon Young

A study led by Professor Debbie Moskowitz of the Department of Psychology, and co-authored by Emeritus Professor Simon Young of the Department of Psychiatry, reveals how men with smaller index fingers and longer ring fingers are nicer towards women.  To read more about the study and why, click the following links:

Published on : 19 Feb 2015

In the News: Dr. Howard Steiger - Quand l'anorexie atteint l'ADN on Radio-Canada

To read more and to listen, click the following link: http://ici.radio-canada.ca/emissions/bien_dans_son_assiette/2013-2014/chronique.asp?idChronique=363335

Published on : 16 Feb 2015

In the news: Dr. Sherif Karama on smoking and the brain

To learn more about Dr. Sherif Karama's study on how smoking thins the cortex of the brain, follow the links below: http://www.lapresse.ca/vivre/sante/201502/10/01-4842915-le-tabagisme-amincit-une-partie-du-cerveau-selon-une-etude.php http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/science/2015/02/10/001-tabagisme-cerveau-matiere-grise.shtml

Published on : 11 Feb 2015

In the News: Student Jay Olson's study attracts media attention

Graduate student Jay Olson who recently published a research paper with Professor Amir Raz is attracting positive media attention.  Jay Olson was also interviewed by The Atlantic, CBC radio, Radio-Canada International, ABC (Australian) radio, and the National Post about his research. To read more about his work, please click the following links below:

Published on : 11 Feb 2015

In the News: Late Dr. Ted Sourkes' in the Globe and Mail

To read about the late Dr. Ted Sourkes's pioneering work on Parkinson's treatment, follow the link below:  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/scientist-ted-sourkes-pioneered-parkinsons-treatment/article22855005/?cmpid=rss1&click=dlvr.it

Published on : 09 Feb 2015

In the news: L'Anorexie: Un trouble génétique induit par l'environnement - Dr. Howard Steiger & Dr. Linda Booij

To read more about what Dr. Howard Steiger and Dr. Linda Booij have to say, follow the link below: http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/science-et-technologie/431172/l-anorexie-un-trouble-genetique-induit-par-l-environnement

Published on : 09 Feb 2015

Pick a card, any card

Magicians have astonished audiences for centuries by subtly, yet powerfully, influencing their decisions. But there has been little systematic study of the psychological factors that make magic tricks work.

Published on : 09 Feb 2015

Spotlight on Dr. Jaswant Guzder and Dr. Jens Pruessner

In this edition of Spotlight, we would like to congratulate Dr. Jaswant Guzder and Dr. Jens Pruessner for their promotion to the rank of Full Professor.

Published on : 06 Feb 2015